THE BOOK QURAN IS FOR THE GUIDANCE TO THE STEADY AND FIXED PATH - اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ – [1:6]
The main subject of the book Quran is guidance to the steady and fixed path of life. It talks nothing about the afterlife drama but discusses in great degree on human evolution based on growth and development of his own thoughts.
Peaceful and sound mind is the main criteria to have balance life, that’s why the book Quran gives more importance to ‘Taqwa’ [precaution, carefulness, thoughtfulness, diligent behavior]. Taqwa is more to do with the conditioning of mind rather than the religious rituals or dress code. A careful / diligent mind is extremely conscious about type of inspiration or thoughts it entertains or conceive. Thoughts are the basic foundation of human behavior. A Mutaqi [diligent / cautious mind] understands how the negative thoughts / inspirations, vanity, carelessness, laziness and all wrong temptations affects or weaken our system of consciousness [Allah]. Wrong tempting thoughts always seduce mankind from the fixed / established path and strengthens Satan and its Allies.
Everyone of us have a unique and specific script [Al-Kitab] as a guide [Imam]. That's why each one of us pray to be guided to that fixed / established path - اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ - The path of comfortablity and ease and not the path that leads to anger or irritation due to choosing the wrong path - صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلا الضَّالِّينَ -
Peace and soundness depends upon the types of thoughts we conceive / entertain or care. Each and everyone must understand the essence of الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ. The word الْمُسْتَقِيمَ is a form X active participle which signifies towards making an effort to seek the fixed and steady path. The emphasis is given on fixed and steady path [الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ] because the script [Al-Kitab] is firmly installed in everyone of us, we just need to connect [Salat] it with ourselves.
The marvelous book Quran never discusses petty issues like how many times to eat, what to eat or how many liters of water to drink or how to take bath, what to dress, how many times to pray, what time to pray, what time to take rest or sleep, whom to marry and with how many to marry, waiting period of divorce, breastfeeding span, with whom to keep friendship or enmity, whom to kill or fight, criminal or civil laws or society laws. Nor the book Quran emphasizes on clear / common / simple things like praising and boasting that “God” has made sky and earth, grown fruits and vegetables, sends down water from the sky so we should worship in return and praise Him 3/5 times a day otherwise He will burn us in Hell. Such petty issues are not the subject of the book Quran but is a result of very bad translation or interpretation.
The entire book Quran must be understood in the context of following or obeying Allah and Rasul but if we look for Allah in the sky and Rasul in the history of Mecca and Madina we won't be able to understand the marvelous message of the book Quran. The Muslim masses find it difficult to understand the message of the book Quran because they believe that Allah is invisible and Rasul is dead so it is impossible to understand the message without the help of supplementary books or scholars.
All the characters of the book Quran must be understood from within the context of the book Quran only and any interpolation from outside the context is just a speculation or bad interpretation.